'How Does a Lighthouse Work?' is a fascinating book all about these amazing structures. From their history to the different types, everything you might need to know is explained here.
At the beginning of the book, the author tells the reader that he has always wanted to live on a boat so that he could sail the coast and look at lighthouses. Having always wished he could visit one, this book is based around a group of children going on a school trip to a lighthouse. The picture shows them asking lots of questions and each spread in the book is the answer to a question any child might ask about these fascinating structures.
Each question/ answer is supported by beautiful illustrations, using lots of shades of blue, red and white, giving a fresh feel to the book. A cross-section of a lighthouse, labelled to identify the parts, is accompanied by text offering further explanation and no opportunity to add extra fascinating facts is lost!
Every question is clearly answered and easily understood, making the history and science of these amazing structures accessible to all. It introduces the reader to some lighthouses from around the world as well as encouraging them to design their own. The Statue of Liberty was a lighthouse and the 'Tower of Hercules' in north-western Spain is the oldest lighthouse still in use in the world today.
An excellent, attractive example of non-fiction, this would make a brilliant addition to any library or book collection.
How Does a Lighthouse Work?
Roman Belyaev, translated from Russian with the help of Masha Kulikova
b small publishing ISBN: 978-1911509240